Under requirements from certain countries’ food safety authorities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains export lists of U.S. facilities eligible to ship certain products to these countries. U.S. facilities can use FDA’s Export Listing Module (ELM) to request inclusion on an export list as well as manage their listing information. FDA provides information in the ELM to the appropriate country’s food safety authority.
FDA currently maintains Export Lists for the following products:
- Dairy products for shipment to Chile, China, or the EU
- Collagen and gelatin for shipment to the EU
- Seafood products or infant formula for shipment to China
In order to be included on these export lists, U.S. manufacturers must be registered with FDA, be in good regulatory standing with FDA, and provide the necessary information through the ELM.
Additional Requirements for Exporting to China
In order to export dairy products, seafood, or infant formula to China, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) requires exporting manufacturers to be in compliance with relevant laws and regulations of China in addition to being on FDA’s export list. Manufacturers must obtain certification from an acknowledged third-party to prove compliance with the China standards. FDA provides a list of bodies to assist in compliance. Facilities listed on the China export list prior to the ELM launch in July 2018 must submit proof of third-party certification through the ELM by June 15, 2019. CNCA intends to remove facilities that do not submit proof by this date from their export lists.
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